Thrifty By Design

Published November 23, 2015

Denise Corcoran loves crafts and her enthusiasm for crafting and upcycling is contagious. If you've ever attended one of her "Crafternoons," held throughout Vancouver at various locations, you'll know first hand what I mean. Corcoran's workshops see participants of all... Continue reading →

Accessorizing Made Easy

Published September 30, 2015

Have you ever walked into a room and had the feeling like something was off or missing? Perhaps it was lacking in warmth or ambience in some way? Well, it could very well be that the room was not accessorized... Continue reading →

Low VOC Paints…for a Healthier Home

Published August 25, 2015

It seems that low-VOC (volatile organic compound) paint is everywhere on store shelves these days. There has been much written on the pros and cons of these eco-friendly products and you will probably see more and more of them in... Continue reading →

Quick and Easy Plexiglass Placemats

Published July 30, 2015

[caption id="attachment_1434" align="alignright" width="224"] Here I used a patterned green paper but any colour scheme will work[/caption] I love finding alternative uses for materials and plexiglass is a perfect example. This clear, synthetic resin is available in various sizes, thicknesses... Continue reading →

Welcoming Guests Into Your Home

Published July 08, 2015

Creating a welcoming space within your home for guests is always appreciated. Guests may be tired from their journey and wish to arrive in a comfortable environment where they can begin to unwind and relax. If you are expecting guests... Continue reading →

Vancouver Candle Company

Published July 01, 2015

Have you ever wondered why we are drawn to candles? Perhaps a warm, flickering candle is a bit like a blanket to comfort us when the sun disappears and the cooler weather moves in for the evening? Whatever the reason,... Continue reading →

10 Great Ideas to Add Curb Appeal To Your Home

Published May 27, 2015

Are you in the market to sell your home? Or perhaps are you looking to update the curb appeal of your existing house? Either way, curb appeal is important. When visitors or prospective buyers drive up to your home for... Continue reading →

Culinary Paint Colours

Published May 20, 2015

Did you know that the colour you choose to paint your kitchen could actually enhance your dining experience? Well this is what the experts at CIL Paints are claiming with their new line of mouth watering paint colours. The CIL... Continue reading →

Furniture Makeovers

Published May 13, 2015

You may have seen in various issues of home decor magazines a popular trend of painting old furniture to give it new life. If you love the look of modern decor but you don't want to part with some of... Continue reading →

Making the Most of summer: Hosta Coasters, Salal Chargers

Published April 27, 2015

[caption id="attachment_1444" align="alignright" width="300"] Pretty Placemats from fresh salal leaves[/caption] The summer seems to slip by so fast and it’s nice to enjoy some outdoor entertaining while we can. If you are planning a late summer barbeque then here are... Continue reading →